43rd Mid-States Craft Competition
Laura Drake, Pierced Chair, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Aluminum, 33" H x 20" W x 24" D
About the Mid-States Exhibitions
First inaugurated in 1948, the purpose of the MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION was to showcase emerging artists from the Evansville area. As part of the application process, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and crafts were delivered for exhibition consideration by a jury of two or three arts professionals. The selected works were exhibited in the Museum’s galleries as the Mid-States Art Exhibition. However, due to the enormous number of entries, a separate exhibition for craft objects was implemented in 1960, as the MID-STATES CRAFT EXHIBITION. Currently, the exhibitions have become biennial events each with a professional juror to maintain the utmost quality.
Over the years, the objects collected through the Mid-States Exhibitions have created a wonderful and extensive collection of contemporary works by artists from a variety of educational backgrounds and talents. Many of the objects can be viewed in the Permanent Collection galleries of the Evansville Museum. A number of Mid-States artists have been invited to participate in other exhibitions curated by the Evansville Museum and to submit objects for the Museum Shop.
July 21 – September 8 Entry Submission
September 16 Jurying
September 30 Notification of Jurying Results
October 15 – October 27 Receiving Accepted Work
November 5 Final Review and Award Selection by Juror
December 14 Reception and Presentation of Awards 6-8 p.m. CST
December 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014 Exhibition
January 13 – 26, 2014 Claiming of Accepted Work
Please click to download the 43rd Mid-States Craft Prospectus for instructions and details.